Making your own vanilla extract is really easy. All you need is vanilla beans, vodka, a jar, and time.
Get 4 fresh, good quality vanilla beans. We prefer Madagascar vanilla beans because they have the best flavor, but Mexican beans are also good, because they have a dark color which helps with the infusion.
Use an 8 ounce jar that’s tall enough to hold your vanilla beans. If it’s not tall enough, you can cut the beans in half. And if the jar is smaller or bigger than 8 ounces, just use proportionately fewer or more beans.
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The other day, we found ourselves with a leftover cedar board and the need for some storage at the shop. An hour and one simple woodworking project later, we’d turned our leftovers into a cute storage solution. Here’s how (don’t let the length of this post scare you – it’s an easy project, just with a lot of pictures):
The basic idea for the crates is to cut boards to length and attach them to corner posts. This makes a square without a bottom. Then you make a bottom by attaching boards to a pair of thin “skids” and then attach the bottom panel to the sides.
Spring is the season for getting organized! We hear from a lot of customers that they are short on space so we decided to share some space saving ideas in a series of blogs dedicated to artful storage. Our first secret is that we love storage as display.
Think vertical! Every day objects become stylish vignettes when stored in these cute metals baskets. Plus, it frees up valuable shelf space. Roll burlap placemats and pair with lemons to create an inviting display that is both practical and pretty.
Artfully arranged garden supplies are ready for tending to Read More